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Coca-Cola building gets another tenant

The historic Coca-Cola building on Preston Avenue has one more tenant lined up for its opening in 2015: Blue Ridge Cyclery, an award-winning bike shop that has been on Millmont Street for the past four years. Owner Shawn Tevendale signed the lease for the space with Riverbend Development earlier this month. The store’s new location […]

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UVa’s bike-share program delayed

The University of Virginia’s bike-sharing program, which was originally set to launch at the end of the summer, has been delayed until late in the current semester. “UVa is 100 percent ready to go, but we can’t put the system on the ground until we have all the equipment,” said Julia Monteith, senior land use […]

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UVa student teachers hone skills in area schools

The old image of student teachers sitting in the back of primary education classrooms taking notes for use in their future teaching days is a thing of the past. Aspiring educators emerging from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education are equipped with multiple field experiences to ensure that their first full-time teaching jobs […]

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Maker Faire encourages design, creativity within community

The area’s second Mini Maker Faire held at Monticello High School Saturday was more than just bells and whistles – it was a showcase of a movement hitting public school systems and the larger community. The Maker Revolution, a project-based movement focused on hands-on learning, strives to bring the power of production back to individuals. […]

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Albemarle, Charlottesville schools see improved graduation, drop-out rates

Students in Charlottesville-Albemarle’s public schools are earning diplomas in greater numbers than in previous years. Albemarle County’s on-time graduation rate has increased for the third year in a row, moving from 93.4 percent in 2013, to 94.8 percent for 2014. The drop-out rate has also improved, decreasing from 3.5 to 2.3 percent during the same […]

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Testing data shows mixed results for local schools

Standardized testing data released by the Virginia Department of Education Tuesday showed overall progress for most schools in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. The annual report documents if schools and school divisions are meeting Virginia’s two accountability systems. Accreditation is the state system that evaluates whether or not schools achieved or surpassed pass […]

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Chesapeake Bay group seeks students for conservation course

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is now accepting applications for VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards), a seven-week education course focused on bringing stewardship and water quality information to adults interested in learning about conservation. This will be the third year the course is offered in Charlottesville.  The Rivanna River watershed feeds into the Chesapeake Bay. “We’ve […]